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19
Jul

"BCISD OKs standardized dress code" by: Jessica Shepard

Basic schematic drawings were presented by architects to the board Monday.

   Bay City ISD trustees approved the implementation of the proposed standardized dress code for students during their regular meeting Monday night, July 16.
   “We made a few revisions based on feedback we had from parents in the community,” Cherry Elementary Principal Merideth Dodd said during her presentation.
   “Those changes included things like expanding color choices for tops and bottoms as well as for hoodies.”
   “We are not using this dress code to punish our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott, III.
   “In the end, it’s all about safety.”
   The full dress code is outlined and available at bcblackcats.net.
   “This is going to be a gradual transition at the start of the year,” added Scott.
   “For the first month or so, there won’t be penalties, but as we progress, students will have to adhere strictly to the new dress code.”

Thu
19
Jul

Golf clinic draws 15 for 9-hole scramble

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
More than 15 women attended a 9-hole scramble contest during the Bay City Country Club's golf clinic July 13. Connie Cornman won closest to the line, Vicky Jones won the longest putt and Heidi West won closest to the pin. The class was taught by Diane Frankson and Karen Crain with plans to hold another clinic in August. For more information, call Eddie Simpson-Kocurek at 979-245-3963.

Thu
19
Jul

More fishermen, participants in Oilman’s tournament

At right, anglers gather in the main tent Saturday afternoon for live and silent auctions.
Sentinel Photo/Mike Reddell

   The numbers were up this year for the 2018 Texas Oilman’s Charity Invitational Fishing Tournament (TOCIFT) Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, at Matagorda Harbor.
   This year, there were 950 people participating, up from 858 people in 2017.
   In addition, there were about 400 fishermen, an increase over last year’s 368 anglers.
   The tournament is important for Matagorda County in two major ways.
   Since the tournament’s founding in 2002, TOCIFT has donated $6.7 million to various charities - many of them in Matagorda County.
   Indeed, some 92 percent of the money raised at the tournament is given to charities, TOCIFT Director Curtis Denison said during the tournament Saturday.
   The second benefit the tournament brings to the county is the local economic impact, particularly for Matagorda.
 

 

Thu
19
Jul

Kids learn about yoga at Bay City Library

Matagorda life Extension Office's family and community health agent Gabrielle “Gabby” Washington led a "Kid's Yoga" event at the Bay City Public Library July 13. The event was part of the library's youth summer program.
Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard

Thu
12
Jul

Champion Riders win top awards

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Champion Riders Drill Team earned several top honors at U.S. Equestrian Drill Association National Finals in June.

   Champion Riders Drill Team brought home several top awards from the United States Equestrian Drill Association National Finals. 
   “The competition was held June 19-24 in Athens,” said team coordinator Cindy Tennant. 
   “We left behind the tropical rain in Bay City, only to find it followed us up there.” 
   Teams from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas competed in over 22 disciplines of drill classes offered.
   “The Champion Riders entered nine classes this year,” she said. 
   “Those classes included Quad Drills, groups of four riders, in the early part of the week. 
   “Quad competition gives riders a chance to compete in smaller, shorter drills. As the week progressed, we entered a 12-rider team, which rode in the Theme Division.” 
   This year’s theme was “A Tribute to Women of the West,” who helped shape the way for today’s women, said Tennant. 

Thu
12
Jul

Bay City celebrating Parks and Recreation Month

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Bay City Parks & Recreation staff installed safety rails at the new westside restrooms at LeTulle Park in time for the July 4th Sparks in the Park.

   Bay City Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating July as Parks and Recreation Month.
   “Playgrounds, parks, sports leagues, events are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and recreation. 
   But, parks and recreation is so much more than that,” said Parks and Recreation Supervisor Kelly Penewitt.
   “During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life, like senior programs; community celebrations; outdoor education; flood mitigation; maintenance; and more.
   “Summer is in full swing and a great time to get outside and enjoy our city parks, pools and events.  
   “Did you know – Bay City has nine neighborhood parks, two historic buildings, seven sports fields, two regional parks, a dog park and the Southern Pacific Trail?” she asked.   

Thu
05
Jul

George Woodard named to A&M Athletics Hall of Fame

George Woodard

   COLLEGE STATION — Few players have captured the imagination of college football fans like George Woodard, who will be immortalized with his induction into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame this fall.  
   Woodard, a Cedar Lake native , combined the size of an offensive lineman with the speed of a world class sprinter.  
   That unheard of combination of size and speed at the fullback position in then-head coach Emory Bellard’s famed Wishbone offense made Woodard a nearly unstoppable force in the old Southwest Conference.  
   When asked how much “Big Woo” weighed during his playing day, Bellard told Sports Illustrated: “I don’t know what George weighs. I just know he weighs more than he did at birth but less than King Kong.” 
   Added then-Texas Tech head coach Steve Sloan: “He’s not a fullback, he’s a Winnebago.” 

Thu
05
Jul

Invasive zebra mussels found in another Texas lake

   AUSTIN – Invasive zebra mussels have been discovered in Grapevine Lake, a popular outdoor recreation destination located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. 
   On June 22, a team led by Christopher Churchill, Ph.D. from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Texas Water Science Center found a juvenile zebra mussel attached to a sampler on the southern end of the reservoir. In addition, plankton samples collected by the USGS in May revealed the presence of a microscopic larva. Follow up surveys conducted by TPWD at marinas and along the shoreline failed to document any additional juvenile or adult zebra mussels.  Thus, it appears this is a new introduction and both agencies will continue monitoring the lake closely. 

Thu
21
Jun

Junior League’s all-star roster named

Junior League’s all-star roster includes: Manager - Robert Medina; coaches - Hardik Vashi and Micheal Miller; and players - Seth Garcia, Andres Asencio, Dominic Cantu, Cameron Flores, Anthony Keszler, Christian Moreno, Christian Swanson, Ashton Wallace, Anthony Terrazas and Kaeden Cortines. Not pictured were Joseph Hernandez and Ryan Kelley.
Bay City Sentinel photos Jessica Shepard

Thu
14
Jun

Blackcat cheerleaders make superior ratings

Photo by Sonya Ramos
Both the varsity (shown above) and junior varsity Blackcat cheering squads received superior ratings at recent summer competition.

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